Thursday, May 8, 2008

International Adoption Clinic Visit

Tuesday we went to the International Adoption Clinic to see the doctor and occupational therapist. We went in hoping for great news and that is exactly what we got!! After watching Daniel interact with the therapist and being asked about a million questions, we got the reults that his motor skills were right on target. They were impressed with his size (which is 25th percentile), his walking abilities (and running!) and overall good nature. They said we had a good one and we would have to agree.

Next we saw an auditory specialist to check his hearing. He was such a good boy that after doing the test with him on my lap just listening to the speakers he even let the nice lady put the headphones in his ears so they could determine if one ear was working better than the other. They also let him test his drums to be sure they were moving properly. The lady was so impressed and she said there wasn't a thing wrong with his hearing. He heard everything!!

Finally we had to have blood taken and that didn't go so well. They tried his arm first but only got one vial so they had to go for his foot. We think this must be how they did it in Russia because as soon as they took off his shoe and then sock he started sreaming. He turned so red and just cried and cried and sreamed and screamed. I was so upset and Troy was the brave one. Afterwards I scooped him up and took him right out of the room not caring if they were done or not. I just wanted him to know we could leave anytime. So...

We rushed him to Burger King, put a crown on him and gave him chicken fries, french fries and a small amount of an oreo sundae milkshake!! He deserved them and apparently he's not allergic to anything. What a way to introduce several new foods!!

14 comments:

ourboysourlives said...

What a cutie and what a great report...which orphanage was he at...mine son was from Glazov

Joy said...

The poor thing at least you were there so he had a safe place to go to when it was all done.
Joy

ana & russ said...

Glad to hear that he got a good report from the doctor. I know having the blood drawn was so traumatic. We take Eli in 2 weeks, and I'm not looking forward to it!

He's very cute in that crown!

Amy said...

Glad everything went well at the Drs. We take our kids for treats too after shots...my favorite is hot fudge sundea from McDs ;)

Kristine and John said...

I am so glad that everything checked out well for your peace of mind...

He is just a precious little boy!!!

Ryan and Amy said...

What a doll. He looks so happy!

Susan & Randy said...

Bless his little heart! He deserved his special Burger King treat after all that. And he looks really cute in the crown.

Jane and Jim said...

Happy Mother's Day Rachel!!!

Mary & Michael said...

Glad everything went well with his doctor appts. He is such a cutie in his crown. Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

MandyJo013078 said...

Glad to hear little D is doing well... sorry to hear about the shots at the doctor! I just wanted to stop by to wish you a Happy Mother's day Rachel!

Becky and Keith said...

Such a little king! Happy Mother's Day to you!

My name is Shannon said...

Happy Mother's Day (just one day late). I'm so happy that little D had a great report from the IA doctor. Sorry about the trauma of the blood draw though...poor baby. An unfortunate necessity of the whole process.
All the pics of D are so adorable. He looks like one very happy little boy. Congratulations again on becoming a Mama, and Papa.

Carey and Norman said...

Hey girl. As you know, I'm excited to hear how well the IA appointment went last week. Sorry I didn't get a chance to call you. Our schedule was very busy. I think the Mother's Day Out threw me for a loop, and I'm now just getting back to myself. I still want to talk again before you return to work. I'll try to call one night after bedtime.

Love your updated post and the crown was precious!

Christine said...

I'm so happy for you guys!